Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review: Sealed With a Curse by Cecy Robson

Title: Sealed With a Curse
Author: Cecy Robson
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Weird Girls #1

Mass Market Paperback, 350 pages

Publication: December 31, 2012 by Signet Eclipse

Source: Won a copy of the book from the author at My Bookish Ways blog.

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Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They're the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…

The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders if the vampires of Tahoe are plague-ridden.

Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the area safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and—oh, yeah—not lose her heart to the wrong guy or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, he's coming for her and her sisters.

This Wird girl has never had it so tough.

SEALED WITH A CURSE is the first book in a new series by Cecy Robson. This is probably the most fun and entertaining urban fantasy I’ve read to date. SEALED WITH A CURSE has vampires, werewolves, witches, were-shifters, and 4 unique sisters that have their own ability and personalities that I haven’t read in any book. The Wird sisters were a hilarious bunch, and the type of gals that everyone would want to be friends with. Celia is the oldest, and plays the leader/protector role of the siblings. Shayna has the go-with-the flow-surfer mind-set, Taran is the girlie-girl- model and even if she’s covered in vampire guts she knows how to strut her stuff, and finally the baby of the family, Emme, the innocent sister that looks like a baby-doll/angel. Celia’s power is very interesting; she’s a fierce tigress but has other abilities that were pretty cool. Shayna rocks at wielding a sword; her aim is always perfect and can turn certain things into a weapon. Taran can manipulate fire, and Emme can move objects with her mind and heal. In addition to the girls, Celia has two sexy men vying for her attention the master vampire Misha and warrior werewolf Aric. It really isn’t much of a competition since Celia is interested in Aric, and vice versa but Misha is so darn charming, I couldn’t help but root for both (odd, I know since I’m not a fan of love triangle)! Misha and Celia may not be connecting on the same attraction level but I am looking forward to seeing how their relationship will play out in the next book.

SEALED WITH A CURSE is a fun-action packed novel that will have you captivated from page one till the end.  I love everything about this book, but the characters are truly the stars of the novel. The characters make it a one-of-a-kind urban fantasy that cannot be replicated. I like my heroines to be funny, strong, and kick-ass…and SEALED WITH A CURSE has not one but four of them! I wish I picked read this book sooner, and can’t believe I let it sit on my shelf for months! I love this novel and highly recommend this to everyone looking for something fresh and different, it will not disappoint! It hard to distinguish oneself in an already saturated genre but Robson was able to do just that that. I can’t wait to read A CURSED EMBRACE when it comes out next month! This is a series not to be missed!!!



  1. What a nice review! Thank you. I'm thrilled you enjoyed my novel.